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Technical Specialist, Wildlife Trade


  • Location: Fauna & Flora, Cambridge, UK Current policy offers partial remote working within the UK - this role is required to be in the office at least one day a week or one week a month
  • Salary: £38,410 per annum
  • Contract period: Permanent
  • Start date: 1 July 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter

An opportunity has arisen to join the central Wildlife Trade team to ensure that good practice and innovation in wildlife trade approaches is effectively integrated and implemented into projects. This is a role based in our UK Headquarters providing technical input and support to our regional programmes, with an initial focus on supporting our projects in the Caribbean and Nicaragua. These projects involve working with local partners to implement interventions based on crime prevention and behaviour change techniques and to build law enforcement capacity.

A team player also able to work on your own initiative, you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to liaise across teams and cultures. You will enjoy applying your critical thinking to complex issues and explaining these in plain and accessible language. In addition to essential fluency in written and spoken English, skills in relevant languages, particularly Spanish, are also desirable.

You will have excellent facilitation, training and coaching skills, ideally with experience in developing and applying blended learning materials and methods. The ability to plan, organise and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines will be a key attribute. You will be passionate about supporting others to develop their knowledge and skills while being open to learning and able to quickly pick up new skills.

 You will hold a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and/or professional experience on unsustainable or illegal wildlife trade issues in international conservation or related field. You will have technical skills and significant experience in the development, management, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of approaches to understand and tackle unsustainable and illegal wildlife trade in a conservation context. You will understand the need for inclusive, collaborative and evidence-based approaches to preventing illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade including, but not limited to, effective crime prevention, community-level responses to illegal wildlife trade, building enforcement capacity and demand reduction.

You will be joining Fauna & Flora at an exciting time as we seek to improve our ability to design, implement, monitor and evaluate initiatives that have positive impacts on biodiversity. The role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation.

In addition, Fauna & Flora offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance. Our offices are located in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 6 May 2024. Interviews are likely to take place during the week commencing Monday, 13 May 2024.


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